Before the naval and air
attack, tribal sectors and Islamic groups hostile to the government had been
financed and armed in Libya, and special forces infiltrated, in particular from
NATO demolished the State
which, on the southern shore of the Mediterranean, had achieved "high
levels of economic growth and high indicators of human development" (as
the World Bank itself documented in 2010). About two million immigrants, mostly
Africans, were employed there.
At the same time, with its
sovereign wealth funds, Libya made possible the emergence of independent
economic agencies of the African Union: the African Monetary Fund, the African
Central Bank, the African Investment Bank.
According to the mails of Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton, US and France agreed to block Gaddafi's plan to
create an African currency, as an alternative to the dollar and the CFA franc
imposed by France to 14 former African colonies.
Once demolished the State
and murdered Gaddafi, the spoils to be shared in Libya are enormous: the oil
reserves, the largest in Africa, and big natural gas reserves; the immense
Nubian water table, the white gold which in perspective is more precious than the
black gold; the Libyan territory of primary geostrategic importance; sovereign
wealth funds, about 150 billion dollars invested abroad by the Libyan state,
«frozen» in 2011 by the UN Security Council.
Out of the 16 billion euros
of Libyan funds, blocked in the Euroclear Bank in Belgium, 10 have already
disappeared without any drawing authorization. The same big robbery takes place
in other European and US banks.
In Libya, energy export
revenues, which fell from $ 47 billion in 2010 to 14 in 2017, are now shared
among power groups and multinationals; the dinar, which previously was worth 3
dollars, is now traded at a rate of 9 dinars per dollar, while consumer goods
must be imported by paying them in dollars, resulting in an annual inflation of
The standard of living of
the majority of the population has collapsed due to lack of money and essential
services. There is no more security or a real judicial system.
The worst condition is that
of African immigrants: with the false accusation (fed by the Western media) of
being "mercenaries of Gaddafi", they were imprisoned by Islamic
militias even in zoo cages, tortured and murdered.
Libya has become the main
transit route, in the hands of human traffickers, of a chaotic migratory flow
The Libyans accused of
supporting Gaddafi are also persecuted. In the city of Tawergha the Islamic
militias of Misrata supported by NATO (those who murdered Gaddafi) have carried
out a real ethnic cleansing, exterminating, torturing and raping.
The survivors, terrified, were
compelled to leave the city. Today around 40,000 live in inhumane conditions
and cannot return to Tawergha.
Why are those members of the
left now silent, while seven years ago they called in a loud voice for Italian
intervention in Libya on behalf of violated human rights?